BA(Hons), MA, D.Phil (Oxon)
History, Heritage And Archaeology

Professor BARRY CARR is Emeritus Professor & Senior Fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies, La Trobe University and Adjunct Professor attached to the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) at the ANU. He is an historian of modern and contemporary Latin America with a special interest in Mexico, Cuba, Central America and the Caribbean. His research has dealt mostly with the history of radical political and social movements and with the history of worker and peasant mobilizations in Mexico and Cuba. Although now retired from teaching in Australia he is actively involved in research on transnational networks of radicals, revolutionaries, political exiles and vanguard intellectuals in the Greater Circum Caribbean between 1914 and 1940, and in the history of tourism and leisure in Latin America. Other areas of expertise include:

  • US-Latin American relations
  • Australian-Latin American relations
  • Political economy and history of drugs and drug violence in Latin America.

Key appointments in the last ten years: Member, Education Action Subcommittee, Council on Australian Latin American Relations (COALAR); Board Member Advisory Board of Australian National Center for Latin American Studies, ANU; Distinguished Visiting Professor, Latino and Latin American Studies, Fordham University, New York; Visiting Professor, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley

  • History Department, La Trobe University, 1972 - 2008; Emeritus Professor
  • Institute of Latin American Studies, La Trobe University, 1976 - 2008
  • Visiting Research Professor, Center for Historical Studies, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City, 2007
  • Visiting Professor, History Department, University of California Berkeley, 2008 - 2011
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, Fordham University, New York, 2012
  • Founding President, CELAO (Latin American Studies Council of Asia and Oceania, 2005 - 2007
  • Founding President (with Dr Lilit Thwaites) of AILASA (Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia), 1991

Barry Carr and John Minns (eds) (2014), Australia and Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities in the New Millenium. Canberra: ANU Press

Barry Carr and Jeffrey Webber (2014), Co-edited Introduction Essay, in The New Latin American Left. Cracks in the Empire. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield

Barry Carr (2012), 'Across Seas and Borders: Charting the Webs of Radical Internationalism in the Circum-Caribbean, 1910-1940', in Exile and the Politics of Exclusion in the Americas, pp 217-240, Luis Roniger, Pablo Yankelevich and James Green (eds). Brighton, UK: University of Sussex Press

Barry Carr (2011), 'Mexico City: Emporium of Latin American Exiles and Revolutionaries in the 1920's', in 1810 - 1910 - 2010: Mexico's Unfinished Revolutions, pp 25 - 39. Berkeley: Bancroft Library and University of California Press

Barry Carr (2003), 'Identity, Class and Nation: Black Immigrant Workers, Cuban Communism and Sugar Insurgency, 1925 - 1934', in Marginal Migrations: The Circulation of Cultures Within the Caribbean, Shalini Puri (ed). London: Macmillan Caribbean